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Rochester University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Rochester University students was $25,462 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 3%–from $24,720 the previous year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students owe far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.

Does Rochester University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Rochester University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for students from Michigan as it does for students who live in other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's requirements for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Is Rochester University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Rochester University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or Rochester University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Rochester University:

  • On-campus jobs
  • Athletic Awards
  • Rochester University-specific scholarships

Rochester University Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when estimating the cost of attendance for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Rochester University.

Room and Board Costs at Rochester University

Room and board at Rochester University is $9,106 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the Rochester University's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

How Much Do Books Cost at Rochester University?

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Transportation costs at Rochester University

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. At Rochester University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in an urban area is sometimes expensive, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. Rochester Universityis located in a suburban setting in Michigan, near Detroit.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When budgeting for college, be sure to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for Rochester University.

Total Cost of Rochester University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $25,462
Room and Board $9,106
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $36,440
Off-Campus $27,334

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Rochester University’s tuition and fees change based on: B Class time for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Rochester University

In 2021, 482 of the 1,198 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Rochester University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,170 a year. Around 85% of Rochester University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Rochester University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $5,327 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $6,796
State Loans $0
Rochester University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $9,056
Most Common Loans for Rochester University Students
Federal Loans 68%
Private loans 7%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Rochester University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Rochester University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Rochester University awarded 279 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $2.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $4.5 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Rochester University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Rochester University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Rochester University was $23,170 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Rochester University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $13,270
Off-Campus $4,164

What will attending Rochester University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Rochester University's net cost calculator on their website.

Rochester University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Rochester University does not have guaranteed tuition.

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Rochester University students.

Rochester University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Does Rochester University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Rochester University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - X - Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Rochester University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$36,440

In State

$36,440

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$25,462
$25,462
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,106
$9,106
Books
$1,872
$1,872

Rochester University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

42%

Average Financial Aid Package

$22,887

* Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,231

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

99%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$25,462

Out-of-State

$25,462

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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